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the van had been stolen from a morning. authorities alledge the thief is he was found southwest of kansas city by ottawa police "he had to know a little bit of what he was doing," said willer. and he did. a woodbury county deputy says popplewell has a disqualifed commerical driving license. which means he knew how to drive a semi like the willers. "all those weigh scales, dot stations, i mean to get where he got, he had to of gone by i don't know how willer. though popplewell is in custody, the willers semi-trailer is still missing. an electric company in st. joseph's called complaining willer's truck damaged a bunch of equipment. "i apologized that happened down at your place but i informed him at that point that that truck had been reported stolen," said willer. and that's how piza ranch found out their van was stolen. a driver called to complain of a reckless driver. and certainly not a thoughtful
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said willer. "he sure could of." popplewell is being held in the franklin county jail in kansas. his mugshot has not been released. as for the willers truck, we'll keep you updated on that and other details as they become available. sam curtiss in stuido for us tonight. sam, thanks a plea hearing is set for monday in the case of an akron, iowa, man charged with killing his mother. jonathan neunaber is charged with first-degree murder in the death of esther neunaber in july of 2014. the bodies of both esther and her husband donald were found in their farm home near akron. authorities say donald died of natural causes. jonathan neunaber has pleaded not guilty in the case. in january, he was found competent to stand trial. sioux city has broken a more than a century old record with low 70's today. but, how long will this heat wave last? for that we'll toss it outside to meterologist t.j. springer
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to siouxland yet again! with that, we've officially broken a record here in sioux city that was set back in 1895. this 121 year old record was 66 and we have climbed above that with a temperature of the 73. this also makes saturday the 2nd warmest day on record for february. sadly, this warmth will evade us as we close out the weekend. a weak cold front will be swinging through the upper mid-west and this will bring us cooler temperatures and a chance of a morning shower for sunday. your 7-day forecast is coming up in 10 minutes cattle prices have dropped more than 32% during the
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haven't seen the same dramatic decline. steak prices in january reached their lowest value since october 2014 at 7 dollars and 47 cents a pound. according to q-s-r magazine, restaurants are expecting prices for primal cuts of beef to drop another 10 to 17% this year. a total of 26 police k9s around the country died while in the line of duty last year. according to the officer down memorial page, eleven of them were due to heat exhaustion. officer tom barstad with the aberdeen police department received 2- year-old neko in april of last year, but even before the two were united, barstad researched ways to keep his partner safe. just recently the department purchased a k-9 heat alert system, also known as the 'hot dog system' for his vehicle in case the vehicle's ac unit goes out. tom barstad said, "dogs can get heat stroke very easily. if it's too hot for me, it's too hot them especially because the car is his office that's where he spends most of his time. the 'hot dog system' can cost up to 35-hundred
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the newly combined monahan-nelson post has a new place to call home. post 64 held their open house earlier today to honor the new building. the legion is a full family post. that means the american legion riders, post, and women's auxilary will be utilizing the building as well. commander of the monahan- nelson post says it was fun to see the older generation help to make the project a possibilty. "the siding on the front of the building, the signs, the sheetrock and the demolation and the taping and the painting, these guys just worked here everyday as long as they could to get the job done," ed olson, commander post 64. sioux city mayor bob scott was at the open house. he hopes the young men and women serving in our military take advantage of the legion. "they've seen things unfortunetly too many times and it's hard sometimes to readjust and the only way they're going to readjust is by talking to people that have been in the same situation," said mayor bob scott. leaders of post 64 hope to serve even more
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many seniors in siouxland continue to need care... and one center, which caters to seniors, is moving to a new location. "i'd be a whole lot sicker if it wasn't for pace. " pace is a program operated by unitypoint health that offers healthcare and support to seniors. pace strives to be the "eyes" and "ears" for their members' families. the center not only creates a family atmosphere, but it gives its members a purpose. "everyday camaraderie, i've met a lot of nice people and i've made some good friends here. this place is needed desperately here in sioux city, and i'm glad i've found it." said mike jeffords, a pace participant. siouxland pace will move to a new, much larger facility inside the old wellmark building at 12- 01 tri view avenue. their transition is going to create a space where staff can care for more people. about two dozen people gathered at a monthly town hall to speak with northwest iowa state representatives about
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legislature. topics included legalizing medicinal marijuana, the state budet, and the recent decision to privatize medicaid. but, that decision has some siouxlanders concerened. ktiv's michelle schoening joins us live in the news room with the details, michelle? robert. one in six iowans rely on medicaid. the government moved forward to leave it in the hands of three private companies. leaving some siouxlanders worried who will decided if their medical needs will be covered. on tuesday, the federal government gave iowa gov. terry branstad the green light to move forward with a new plan to privatize medicaid.
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half a million iowan's on medicaid over to three private companies rather than the individual case workers they've been use to. "we're going to spend more money and we're going to get fewer services," said dick owens. owens, who's worked with medicaid for more than six decades, says client managers will now come from the private companies. "so if there's a difference of opinion, the case managers will have to work in favor of the company. they cannot work in favor of the companies," said dick owens. to ease that concern...legi slative democrats are fighting to create an oversight committee. "to ensure that recipients of medicaid which include the elderly and disabled which are 70% of all payments that they have advocates looking out for their best interest. not necessarily a for-profit company deciding which services they will and will not receive," (d) representative david dawson. dawson says he's hopeful the bill will be passed this session. ensuring all recipients are receiving adequate care. "it's their life. if you don't have it you don't have life," said dick owens. iowa will join 39 other states with privatized medicaid. the plan will begin april 1st. robert. iowa will join 39 other states with privatized medicaid. the plan will begin april 1st. robert. this just in..nbc news is reporting, hillary clinton has
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coming up on news 4 at 6 the morningside and briar cliff women squared off in the gpac tournament semifinals. see highlights and reaction later
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we'll show you how it's using beer baths to get
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and a kitten abandoned in california was taken in by an animal shelter. how his cute face has helped him go from stray to social media star.
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us a wintry mix of precipitation as we head into our monday night. as the storm exits there could be some lingering light snow lasting into tuesday morning, with highs dipping below freezing. temperatures will stay on the cool side through the work week before we bounce back into the 40s come
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still to come for us news 4 at 6 we've got the story of one boy
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that story is ahead on news 4 we don't just serve any fish sandwich at culver's. we serve wild-caught, north atlantic cod. this cod grows in water that is cold, clean and pristine, full of flavorful nutrients, and that comes through in the fish. this is the way we ship it to your restaurants. it's not pre-breaded. so not only do we use the highest quality cod, but we still hand-batter it the old-fashioned way. that's remarkable. and we think we get the best fish filet sandwich because of that. this is the best fish sandwich in america.
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true after spending most of his life in the hospital. joseph brussa suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy. he was born at 23 weeks -- weighing just one pound and
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all he's ever wanted is to meet his favorite country star --luke bryan. so with the help of some people all over the world he was able to do just that at the university of northern iowa. amanda gilbert has that story for us tonight. (nat) you could say this picture is worth a thousand words.. . it captures the moment when 8- year-old joseph got to meet country super star luke bryan... sheree brussa/mom- "when luke walked in the room and joseph just ran up to him and he said i made it luke. i made it. joseph- "i made it luke. (smiles)" mom- " i mean my heart just dropped." this special meeting started with a simple video uploaded online. (nat of online video) jospeh`made it with the help of his teacher and school aid....explaining everything joseph has been through mom- " he pretty much spent the last seven years in a hospital.he's a seizure epilepic child. he has mild cerapalsy." and why it was important for joseph to meet luke.... mom- "through all the suffering that he has gone through... he used luke bryan to sooth him." "hi luke." the video blew up on social media mom-"people all over the world we didn't even know." and pretty soon a radio station helped joseph get tickets joseph- "oh my gosh." to luke's concert in cedar falls... joseph- "at the u-n-i dome." and joseph got to meet the country star face-to-face... mom- "all the stuff he ever experienced in life was over medical problems and disasters so this would be the first time that he put a dream out there..." joseph- "it was a dream come true..." when luke bryan met joseph... he
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you're the little guy that's been blowing up my twitter feed. when luke bryan met joseph... he told the boy, you're the little guy that's
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twitter feed. mark's in now with sports - the gpac tournament continuing in sioux city. (mark) both briar cliff and morningside hosting semifinal matchups today. the mustang women were at home agianst the chargers in a cross-town showdown, while the bcu men hosted midland. highlights coming up next. plus, the bandits open their season tonight at home. we'll have a preview next.
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the top four seeds in the gpac women's tournament all advanced to the semifinals. it was a crosstown showdown for the semis, as the top-seed, and top-ranked morningside hosted the fourth seed, briar cliff. the mustangs have already beaten the chargers twice this season, by 20 and 16 points. m'side was clicking on all cylinders - already up 45-32 at the half. third quarter - taylor bahensky with the steal - ahead to madison braun on the layup - 8
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jessica tietz - off the window for two - morningside out front 57-to-35. briar cliff keeps fighting - alex fuller in the corner - just inside the arc - brings it back to a 20-point deficit. but morningside shot over 55 percent in the second half - tietz led the way with 28 big points. and morningside moves to the gpac final with a 97-68 win over their gpac rivals. "briar cliff, it's a huge game to play anyways, because it's a cross town rival. it's just something you get pumped and excited for," said tietz. "this is definitely a good time to be playing together and having that team chemistry right now, coming into the tournament, and just every game forward." the briar cliff men could set a new school record for wins in a season with a victory over midland. first half - shane graves in transition - to the cup, finishing with the off hand - graves scored 13 points. but midland came out on fire -
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half with 5 threes - the warriors led by as many as 16. but b-c-u begins to chip away at that lead - clay harreld - he'll do this to you in transition - stop and pop three. 7 and a half to play in the half, harreld curls off a screen for another one. briar cliff comes back to win 81-to-76 - the chargers host the gpac final on tuesday. other division 1 scores - iowa state leads kansas state at home... we'll have those highlights at 10. northern iowa beats evansvill, 54- 52 - the panthers, now 11-and-7 in m-v-c play. three siouxlanders are into the finals of the south dakota state wrestling tournament. yankton's spencer huber is the only class a finalist - at 132 pounds. in class b, beresford's dakota galt, at 132, and ep-j's dylan colt, at 138 are in the finals. the finals should start right around
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the bandits begin their quest for a second straight champions indoor football title tonight. sioux city is at home against omaha at the top of the hour. the bandits have plenty of veterans returning on both sides of the ball. but sioux city does have one very notable rookie - that's quarterback a.j. graham, who takes over for departed league mvp charles dowdell. the bandits are the defending c-i-f champions - but the staff says that doesn't guarantee anything in game number 1. "you never know what you have until you put it out there," said bandits head coach erv strohbeen. "you can think you're looking great in practice, everything's running smoothly, and then you put it out there, and you never really know until the lights come on saturday night in that home opener. you figure it out when they're playing against an opponent." the bandits and omaha kick things off at 7-o- clock at the tyson events center. we'll have the highlights coming up tonight at
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there's more coming up on news four at ten this saturday. voters headed to the polls in south carolina today, where hillary clinton won the primary. meanwhile, republican candidates are on the campaign trail, with only three days until super tuesday. we'll break it down tonight at 10 something we'd like to see here, but it's happening overseas nap lounges are cropping up in hong kong, a city that never sleeps, for its workaholic, stressed-out population. hong kong is pricey, cramped and crowded - finding a tranquil space is hard
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businesses offering places for residents to take a nap or rest are trying to change that. one of them is nap lounge, where hong kong professionals can sneak in up to an hour of shut-eye for less than a dollar and a half in the
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